Summary

1/22/2013--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits a person from serving more than two full consecutive terms as a Senator or six full consecutive terms as a Representative. Read More

Status

This resolution was introduced on Jan 22, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Jan 22, 2013

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Bill Text

JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of consecutive terms that a Member of Congress may serve.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

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``Section 1. No person who has been a Senator for two full consecutive terms shall again be a Senator until the date that is one year after the end of such second full consecutive term. ``Section 2. No person who has been a Representative for six full consecutive terms shall again be a Representative until the date that is one year after the end of the sixth full consecutive term. ``Section 3. For the purposes of this article, any term that began before the date of the ratification of this article shall not be included in determining the number of full consecutive terms that a person has been a Senator or Representative.''. <all>

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Nation

432 Supporting
30 Opposing
94% 6%

State: CA

23 Supporting
2 Opposing
92% 8%

District: 1st

0 Supporting
1 Opposing
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Users Supporting

I support H.J.Res. 22 ("Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of") because it seems that both the house and senate have lost touch with the American People and are using their years of power in office for personal gain. I oppose all the insider trading in both the House and Senate as well! It's a conflict of interest.

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FL
9
jeabbie
FL-9
1 year ago

I support H.J.Res. 22 ("Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of") because nobody should be allowed to become an unaccountable career politician. While I agree with many who oppose this bill in that it is insufficiently-restrictive, this is a good place to start. The term limits, which are necessary, can be reduced with subsequent legislation.

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NM
3
David_Pimentel
NM-3
1 year ago

I support H.J.Res. 22 ("Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of") because the group of people who have become professional politicians have lost touch with the views of the average citizens and should be exposed to the same hardships and regulations as those they lord it over from their lofty perches. If there is a problem with this bill it is that the period of time in which they are forbidden to run again is not nearly long enough in my humble opinion. They should not be allowed in an elected Federal office for at least four out of every ten years. They also should not be able to carry the benefits of office with them when they leave. If they sacrifice for their fellow Americans we should provide for them- but as of now- they all live better that the average citizen.

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MD
6
GaryNKelleySr
MD-6
1 year ago

I support H.J.Res. 22 ("Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of") because...our founding fathers didn't mean for professional politicians to run the country.

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MS
3
myk54
MS-3
1 year ago

I support H.J.Res. 22 ("Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of") because it is past time to END career politics and return this country to Constitutional rule and Americas founding principals !

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KY
5
ChuckHolden
KY-5
1 year ago

I support H.J.Res. 22 ("Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of") because...Term limits will ensure a better balance of power and will keep autocracy out of our government like our founding fathers intended.

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WY
0
kmannin
WY-0
1 year ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.J.Res. 22 ("Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of") because... the amendment was put into place for a good reason. I do not believe obolishing the 22nd amendment would be good for our country. The 22nd amendment protects us from leaders serving consecutive terms in office. Abolishing the 22nd amendment will allow leaders in office to serve for many, many years allowing our country to be lead by a dictatorship. I definitely do not want to see Obama in office for a 3rd term. Obama is ruining our country and if he is allowed to run for a 3rd term our country is going to continue to decline.

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TX
36
blessed08angel
TX-36
10 months ago

I oppose H.J.Res. 22 ("Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of") because...Typical politicians; sneaking in words in this proposal to give themselves a one year vacation-break, with pay no doubt, and then run for re-election again. Congress, you have the power to legislate against outsourcing of businesses by heavily penalizing such businesses, since they have caused massive unemployment in this country. OK, so you don't want to discuss it, don't want to be involved, don't want to bring jobs back for the unemployed, don't want to do for this country; then, stop harping on not enough revenue. Perhaps, Congress, you should finally increase taxes on your elite friends--that benefited most on 10 years of tax breaks-- because once you get voted out of office it will no longer matter how you legislated in the past. Also, Congress, put an end to lobbyists that fund your coffers. You, Congress, have so embellished your pockets off the backs of taxpayers, corporations, insider trading & lobbyist that you no longer live in the real world of the struggling workers, disabled, elderly and even veterans. Congress, 'you' have legislated the mess.

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LA
3
LABelle
LA-3
1 year ago

I oppose H.J.Res. 22 ("Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of") because... It doesn't go nearly far enough. There are too many opportunities for career politicians to commit mischief. Three (3) two-year terms for Representatives and one (1) six-year term for Senators is sufficient. There also needs to be a lifetime ban on lobbying and consulting for persons who have been elected to office. OPPOSE THIS BILL!!!

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WA
10
PNW_Rocker
WA-10
1 year ago

I oppose H.J.Res. 22 ("Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of") You don't need this. There are good people in the world, but what you do need is to be held responsible, and to have an unlimited amount of time to spend in FT LEAVENWORTH Kansas for your filthy oath breaking and treason.

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CA
6
EXPOSE-CAFR
CA-6
1 year ago

I oppose H.J.Res. 22 ("Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of") because.the Founding Fathers envisioned a representative government where any citizen could serve in Congress. Currently, most congressional members are career politicians and as such are subject to interests other than those they are supposed to represent. I would like to see a two-term limit imposed on a House representative and also on a Senator.. The most one person could serve in D.C. would be 16 years. Human nature is what it is; power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. It would be helpful to return the appointment of Senators to the State Legislatures. Too much outside money is being used to elect senators to national office. This action would return the power to the States and save a lot of money from being needlessly spent on campaigns. It would ensure better local representation and far less influence by lobbyists. This legislation is a good start in the right direction, but it does not go far enough. The term-limits for the President have worked well, and would work well for Congress. Vote "No" on H.J.Res 22.

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CO
7
Ruth
CO-7
1 year ago

I oppose H.J.Res. 22 ("Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of") because a member of Congress can be not reelected. The problem with Congress is that the corporations and the rich have bought it, not that members of Congress have been in for too long..

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PA
7
messgwg
PA-7
1 year ago

Bill Summary

1/22/2013--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits a person from serving more than two full consecutive terms as a Senator or six full consecutive terms as a Representative.

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